Final Friday tonight in Over-the-Rhine

Tonight is Final Friday in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The monthly event is a celebration of the neighborhood’s rebirth with more than 30 participating artist galleries and merchants. Those attending enjoy dozens of free art galleries and venues displaying the work of local artists. Neighborhood merchants will also have special deals, food, drink, music and more.

Starting at 5pm tonight, the free gallery hop will feature dozens of destinations each offering their own unique atmosphere and attractions. At 13th & Vine streets, Joseph Williams Home will have free food and drink, and will also allow guest to tour one of the remaining units in Trideca Lofts above.

Just a few doors down, Senate will be open offering up its craft cocktails and gourmet street food. It has also been rumored that Cafe de Wheels will be setting up shop outside of Outside on 12th Street starting at 5:30pm.

Over on Main Street you’ll find most of the art galleries in addition to two of the neighborhood’s newest merchants – Original Thought Required and Atomic Number Ten. Also be sure to check out the famous Pendleton Arts Center between 6pm and 10pm. The PAC (map) boasts more than 200 artists – the largest collection of artists living under one roof in the world – and offers breathtaking views of historic Over-the-Rhine and Downtown.

Final Friday photo by 5chw4r7z.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.